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  • The Image Graph – Powering the Next Generation of Bing Image Search

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    Vincent Wehren
    22 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    This month, we released a new Bing image search experience designed to help customers be inspired, learn more, and do more with image search. We discover billions of images on the Internet, but understanding the searches and providing helpful information for each image is an enormous challenge. In this blog post, my colleagues Arun Sacheti and Eason Wang provide a deeper look at how we built the image graph that allows us to automatically derive useful descriptions, captions and actions for images in our new search experience. Dr. Jan Pedersen, Chief Scientist, Bing and Information Platform…
  • Google Project Zero = Zero fucks given

    Craig Bailey
    Craig Bailey
    12 Jan 2015 | 10:06 pm
    Via BBC News: Google’s Project Zero seeks to find bugs in popular software and then give the manufacturers responsible 90 days to fix the problem. This bug, which affects Windows 8.1, was revealed by Google to Microsoft on 13 October 2014. On 11 January, Google publicised the flaw. Microsoft said it had requested that Google wait until it released a patch on 13 January. Read Chris Betz’ full post on Microsoft’s approach to vulnerability disclosure: Microsoft has long believed coordinated disclosure is the right approach and minimizes risk to customers. We believe those who…
  • Azure DocumentDB Team blog - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

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    25 Apr 2015 | 9:56 am
    This blog is where the Azure DocumentDB team will share news about the product, code snippets / samples / tutorials and general information about the service.
  • Introducing the IE Diagnostics Adapter for third party developer tools

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    2 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    For several releases, Internet Explorer has had diagnostic tools that help developers debug visual issues, find JavaScript bugs, and profile Web sites. These tools have shipped both in the browser as the F12 Developer Tools as well as in Visual Studio. In the interest of making the modern Web "just work" for everyone, today we're announcing an open-source, experimental adapter for Internet Explorer that we're developing to contribute to a wider and more diverse tooling ecosystem across browsers. Right now we’ve targeted the adapter at Internet Explorer 11, but we intend to update it to work…
  • Outlook for Android comes out of preview

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    Outlook Team
    22 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    Today we are excited to announce we have removed the preview label from Outlook for Android. In January, we released Outlook for iOS and a preview of Outlook for Android. At the time, the iOS version of Outlook was ahead of the Android version in terms of features and performance. We set a high bar for where we wanted Outlook for Android to be before we removed the preview label. Since our preview release we’ve updated Outlook for Android 17 times—that’s more than one update per week—to meet this bar. A big part of that work has been improving the performance and stability of the app…
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  • Outlook for Android comes out of preview

    Outlook Team
    22 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    Today we are excited to announce we have removed the preview label from Outlook for Android. In January, we released Outlook for iOS and a preview of Outlook for Android. At the time, the iOS version of Outlook was ahead of the Android version in terms of features and performance. We set a high bar for where we wanted Outlook for Android to be before we removed the preview label. Since our preview release we’ve updated Outlook for Android 17 times—that’s more than one update per week—to meet this bar. A big part of that work has been improving the performance and stability of the app…
  • Early look at the new Outlook on the desktop, Windows 10 and phones

    Office Team
    22 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    On today’s Office Mechanics show, we’ll take a look at new Outlook mail and calendar experiences across the Windows desktop, Windows 10, iOS and Android. Ben Walters joins Jeremy Chapman again to the give an end-to-end tour of Outlook across platforms and device types. Email is still the most common way many people communicate at work. New Outlook experiences in Office 2016 Preview, Windows 10 IT Pro and Developer Preview and on phones provide the richest Outlook capabilities to date. On the desktop, Outlook in the Office 2016 IT Pro and Developer Preview is cloud-connected, it innovates…
  • OneNote Staff Notebooks—streamlining the administration of a school

    OneNote Team
    22 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    Today’s post on OneNote was written by Andrew Howard, principal of the Sandymoor School in the UK. OneNote has truly revolutionized the way schools can use technology to enhance and transform their processes. For a number of years, schools have used technology to replace old ways of doing things. The chalkboard was replaced by the whiteboard, which in turn was replaced by the interactive whiteboard. But this is merely replacement; if a teacher from the Victorian age were to come forward in time to view a normal school, they would recognize an amazing amount of the day-to-day work of a…
  • Evolving Data Loss Prevention in SharePoint Online/OneDrive for Business and Office applications

    Office 365 Team
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    Today’s post was written by Shobhit Sahay, technical product manager for the Office 365 team. Everywhere your data exists, moves or is shared, we want to protect it. Office 365 has provided Data Loss Prevention (DLP) capabilities for email since Exchange 2013. As collaboration extends beyond email to sites and documents, we are extending the DLP capabilities to these services. Last year at TechEd Barcelona, we showed a quick glimpse of our vision for expanding DLP and today we are pleased to share more details on these capabilities. Announcing upcoming public preview of DLP for SharePoint…
  • Enhancing transparency and control for Office 365 customers

    Office 365 Team
    21 Apr 2015 | 8:50 am
    Today’s post was written by Rajesh Jha, corporate vice president for the Office 365 team. In running the Office 365 service globally, we know that security, privacy and compliance are imperatives for customers, and that’s why these remain unwavering priorities for us. We recognize as a cloud service provider that providing customers with visibility into actions taken on their content and control over access to their content in the cloud are essential to earning and maintaining their trust, and so transparency and control are ongoing focus areas for our security investments in Office 365.
 
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  • Announcing improvements to Enterprise Mode and Enterprise Site Discovery

    ieblog
    23 Apr 2015 | 2:31 pm
    As we continue to hear feedback from our customers, we are making investments in tools and features that help our customers get to Internet Explorer 11 before the January 12, 2016 support deadline. We encourage all of our customers to stay up-to-date on the latest version and to leverage features such as Enterprise Mode and Enterprise Site Discovery to do so. Today, we’re announcing an update to Enterprise Mode and two new updates to Enterprise Site Discovery as part of the April 2015 Update. Now supporting IE7 Enterprise Mode Enterprise Mode can be very effective in providing backward…
  • April 2015 security updates for Internet Explorer

    ieblog
    14 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-032 (3038314) This critical security update resolves vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. For more information, please see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-032. Security Update for Flash Player (3049508) This security update for Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer 10 and 11 on supported editions of Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 is also available. The details of the vulnerabilities are documented in Adobe security bulletin APSB15-06. This update addresses the vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player by updating the…
  • Announcing the 2015 “Project Spartan” Web Summit, May 5th and 6th in Mountain View, CA

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    13 Apr 2015 | 9:59 am
    In March, the Project Spartan team hosted a small, by-invitation workshop at our Silicon Valley campus with developers attending from popular sites and frameworks based around the Silicon Valley area. This was an invaluable opportunity for us to share our plans and meet face to face with developers that build with the Web platform. We heard great feedback from attendees and we’re excited to announce that we are coming back very soon! On May 5th and 6th, we’ll be hosting the Project Spartan Web Summit at Microsoft’s Silicon Valley campus in Mountain View, CA. This time…
  • Project Spartan now available in the Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones

    ieblog
    10 Apr 2015 | 10:06 am
    As Gabe just announced on the Windows Blog, the latest Windows 10 Technical Preview build for phones is now available. With it, we are delighted to announce that Project Spartan for Windows phones is available to preview in this build. It's been just over a week since Project Spartan was available in the last desktop flight, and the feedback we've received has been tremendous—both the kudos and many ways we can improve. We are humbled that so many people have taken the time to send thousands of pieces of feedback, and to add thousands of votes on features at our desktop…
  • Introducing the IE Diagnostics Adapter for third party developer tools

    ieblog
    2 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    For several releases, Internet Explorer has had diagnostic tools that help developers debug visual issues, find JavaScript bugs, and profile Web sites. These tools have shipped both in the browser as the F12 Developer Tools as well as in Visual Studio. In the interest of making the modern Web "just work" for everyone, today we're announcing an open-source, experimental adapter for Internet Explorer that we're developing to contribute to a wider and more diverse tooling ecosystem across browsers. Right now we’ve targeted the adapter at Internet Explorer 11, but we intend to update it to work…
 
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  • Microsoft launches Azure App Service

    Vijay
    1 Apr 2015 | 4:56 am
    Microsoft reveals a new service for its Azure cloud computing platform and infrastructure in the form of an app that allows developers to create mobile and web apps for any device and platform. The new service’s aim is to offer developers a wide range of operating systems and computer languages within Microsoft’s cloud. “In a mobile first, cloud first world, companies need to ensure their customers, partners, and employees are able to seamlessly connect with and consume data across anywhere and on any device, wrote Bill Staples, the Vice President for App Platform at Microsoft Azure, on…
  • Microsoft launched Lumia 532 and Lumia 435 Today

    Vijay
    20 Feb 2015 | 9:26 am
    Microsoft today launched its two most affordable Lumia devices till date, the Microsoft Lumia 532 and Microsoft Lumia 435. With a great 5MP camera, premium layered design, Glance screen, front facing camera, 1GB Ram and more memory, Lumia 532 enables people to achieve their goals and accomplish more with the best of Microsoft’s experiences. The Lumia 435 is the first 400 series Lumia and the most affordable Lumia yet. Lumia 532 and Lumia 435 deliver competitive hardware alongside innovative software that will continue to receive the very latest updates and enhancements, keeping users…
  • How to Maintain Your Printer

    Vijay
    5 Dec 2014 | 4:34 am
    As one of the most important aspects of the office, your printer will need to be treated with great care and attention. Regularly servicing the machine will ensure it runs to its full potential for as long as it possibly can. If you’re unsure of how to properly maintain a printer, then these tips should help. For Health and Safety reasons, make sure you unplug and switch off the power to the machine before you begin any kind of maintenance. Also try to keep your hands away from hot fusers within the printer. Get Rid of Dust It might not seem like a big issue, but when dust and debris…
  • MHL releases Alternate Mode for new USB TYPE-C Connector

    Vijay
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:18 am
    MHL, LLC has developed an MHL® AlternateMode (“Alt Mode”) for the USB Type-C specification. Using the MHL Alt Mode, a USB Type-C connector and cable can support the MHL 3 specification, which includes 4K video, multi- channel surround sound audio, HDCP 2.2 and is backward compatible with existing versions of the MHL specification. The MHL Consortium continues to advance the MHL specification to support additional capabilities and connectors, such as USB Type-C, ahead of industry demand.
  • Redmi 1S to Launch in India at Rs 5,999 on September 2nd

    Vijay
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:54 am
    MI India today announced that its second smartphone release, the Redmi 1S, will be on sale from 2pm on September 2nd at Rs 5,999/- and pre-registrations for device will begin on August 26th at 6pm exclusively through its e-commerce partner, Flipkart. Similar to the MI3, The Redmi 1S will be available only to those who have registered by midnight on September 1st at www.flipkart.com/Mi and they will be eligible to purchase the phone from September 2nd onwards. Redmi 1S is going to be powered with – 4.7-inch 1280 x 720 (HD) IPS display delivers superfine text and crisp photos. AGC…
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  • Looking for NASCAR? Bing’s got you covered.

    Team Bing
    22 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    If you find yourself driving faster than usual, could it be because it’s NASCAR season? As you gear up for the Toyota Owners 400 this weekend, Bing’s got you covered. Our search results for NASCAR topics give you the lowdown on the teams, drivers, standings, schedule, latest news, and more for both the Sprint Cup and the XFINITY Series. You’ll also find that Bing Predicts – fresh from its NCAA bracket successes – is here to give you projections for the top 5 drivers of each race. Through analyzing statistical information on NASCAR, including race history, season standings, and…
  • Celebrate Earth Day with Bing Maps

    Mike Gilbert
    22 Apr 2015 | 7:56 am
    Today is Earth Day, an annual event first celebrated in 1970 to bring attention to the state of our planet’s environment. We at Bing Maps have the incredible opportunity to focus on the earth every day as we work on improving and adding to our vast collection of aerial and Streetside imagery. This month, in addition to delivering a lot of new imagery (see the listing at the bottom this post), we re-released our global aerial 2D data set with a host of quality improvements. The Earth is a Big Place to Photograph Earlier this month we re-released our entire global dataset (roughly a half…
  • The Image Graph – Powering the Next Generation of Bing Image Search

    Vincent Wehren
    22 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    This month, we released a new Bing image search experience designed to help customers be inspired, learn more, and do more with image search. We discover billions of images on the Internet, but understanding the searches and providing helpful information for each image is an enormous challenge. In this blog post, my colleagues Arun Sacheti and Eason Wang provide a deeper look at how we built the image graph that allows us to automatically derive useful descriptions, captions and actions for images in our new search experience. Dr. Jan Pedersen, Chief Scientist, Bing and Information Platform…
  • Navigate the World with new Windows 10 Maps

    Bing Maps Team
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:35 am
    Today, the Windows team announced a preview of the new Maps app which is now available for phones running Windows 10 Technical Preview. Based on the new Windows Universal app platform, Maps delivers a single and consistent mapping experience across all your Windows devices. Whether you’re on your PC in the office, or using your Windows phone on the go, Maps offers you the features and tools you need to explore and navigate the world, including the best maps, aerial imagery, rich local search data, and voice guided navigation experiences, integrated together for the first time into a single…
  • Get the updated Bing App for iPhone

    Team Bing
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Earlier this year we released a few new features to simplify privacy controls in the app. Today’s update brings them together into a Private Search mode, which you can easily enable from the Recent Tiles window to make privacy even more accessible to you. In addition, we made several improvements to our search results. First, we made image search a lot smarter. You can read about all of the improvements to image search here. Second, we’re making video snippet previews in the app viewable inline, so you can continue looking through your search results while the snippet is playing.
 
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  • MSDN Blogs - MSDN Blogs

    25 Apr 2015 | 9:56 am
    Learn more about the MSDN Blog Platform at the MSDN Blogs - Help blog! Provide Site Feedback on MSDN Blogs. Check on the status of the MSDN blogs at MSDN and TechNet ...
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    25 Apr 2015 | 9:56 am
    ASP.NET Community Blogs. Recent Blog Posts. Subscribe via rss. RSS Feed. Recent Popular Tags.NET Algorithms Angular angularjs ...
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    25 Apr 2015 | 9:56 am
    Application development and troubleshooting Microsoft Services, Azure, phone and Store apps
  • .NET Core is Open Source - .NET Blog - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

    25 Apr 2015 | 9:56 am
    Today is a huge day for .NET! We’re happy to announce that .NET Core will be open source, including the runtime as well as the framework libraries.
  • Azure DocumentDB Team blog - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

    25 Apr 2015 | 9:56 am
    This blog is where the Azure DocumentDB team will share news about the product, code snippets / samples / tutorials and general information about the service.
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  • Looking for NASCAR? Bing’s got you covered.

    Team Bing
    22 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    If you find yourself driving faster than usual, could it be because it’s NASCAR season? As you gear up for the Toyota Owners 400 this weekend, Bing’s got you covered. Our search results for NASCAR topics give you the lowdown on the teams, drivers, standings, schedule, latest news, and more for both the Sprint Cup and the XFINITY Series. You’ll also find that Bing Predicts – fresh from its NCAA bracket successes – is here to give you projections for the top 5 drivers of each race. Through analyzing statistical information on NASCAR, including race history, season standings, and…
  • Celebrate Earth Day with Bing Maps

    Mike Gilbert
    22 Apr 2015 | 7:56 am
    Today is Earth Day, an annual event first celebrated in 1970 to bring attention to the state of our planet’s environment. We at Bing Maps have the incredible opportunity to focus on the earth every day as we work on improving and adding to our vast collection of aerial and Streetside imagery. This month, in addition to delivering a lot of new imagery (see the listing at the bottom this post), we re-released our global aerial 2D data set with a host of quality improvements. The Earth is a Big Place to Photograph Earlier this month we re-released our entire global dataset (roughly a half…
  • The Image Graph – Powering the Next Generation of Bing Image Search

    Vincent Wehren
    22 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    This month, we released a new Bing image search experience designed to help customers be inspired, learn more, and do more with image search. We discover billions of images on the Internet, but understanding the searches and providing helpful information for each image is an enormous challenge. In this blog post, my colleagues Arun Sacheti and Eason Wang provide a deeper look at how we built the image graph that allows us to automatically derive useful descriptions, captions and actions for images in our new search experience. Dr. Jan Pedersen, Chief Scientist, Bing and Information Platform…
  • Navigate the World with new Windows 10 Maps

    Bing Maps Team
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:35 am
    Today, the Windows team announced a preview of the new Maps app which is now available for phones running Windows 10 Technical Preview. Based on the new Windows Universal app platform, Maps delivers a single and consistent mapping experience across all your Windows devices. Whether you’re on your PC in the office, or using your Windows phone on the go, Maps offers you the features and tools you need to explore and navigate the world, including the best maps, aerial imagery, rich local search data, and voice guided navigation experiences, integrated together for the first time into a single…
  • Get the updated Bing App for iPhone

    Team Bing
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Earlier this year we released a few new features to simplify privacy controls in the app. Today’s update brings them together into a Private Search mode, which you can easily enable from the Recent Tiles window to make privacy even more accessible to you. In addition, we made several improvements to our search results. First, we made image search a lot smarter. You can read about all of the improvements to image search here. Second, we’re making video snippet previews in the app viewable inline, so you can continue looking through your search results while the snippet is playing.
 
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  • Chinese Artist Xu Bing Explores Thorny Issues in SCAD Exhibition

    24 Apr 2015 | 9:18 am
    Atlanta is represented by the phoenix, the mythical bird that rises from the ashes as the city did after its Civil-War scorching. Chinese contemporary artist Xu Bing knows a thing or two about the symbol, which takes on a slightly different significance in ...
  • Bing News Quiz, a Fun Way to Test Your Knowledge About Current Events

    24 Apr 2015 | 7:49 am
    Bing New Quiz – In case you have not notice, whether you want to test your knowledge or to learn about the latest trending topics, Microsoft has the response for you: Bing News Quiz. The weekly quiz is made of 10 questions based on stories reported over ...
  • Everybody Loves Bing Mi!

    24 Apr 2015 | 7:09 am
    It's been a big month for Bing Mi!, the new food truck serving up jian bing (savory Chinese crepes) in downtown's SW 9th and Alder pod. This week alone both the Willamette Week and Portland Mercury gave it high-praise reviews. The Merc's Andrea Damewood ...
  • Windsor's Foothill Regional Park stars on Bing

    24 Apr 2015 | 6:44 am
    Friday morning, users of the Bing search engine enjoyed having their computer screens filled by a beautiful photograph of trees at Windsor’s Foothill Regional Park. The photograph Bing chose for its home page was shot by Ron Koeberer, who specializes in ...
  • Bing Providing Detailed Answers From Third-Party Web Sites Like Google

    24 Apr 2015 | 4:33 am
    Bing seems to now be providing detailed answers to your queries at the top of their search results, pulled/sourced from third-party web sites, much like how Google does with their knowledge graph answers. This step will likely anger publishers as much as ...
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  • Everybody Loves Bing Mi! - Eater PDX

    24 Apr 2015 | 2:03 pm
    Everybody Loves Bing Mi!Eater PDXThe Merc's Andrea Damewood writes, "jian bing is Asia's breakfasty answer to the Crunchwrap Supreme — a savory crêpe stuffed with scrambled egg, crunchy wonton-style crackers, black bean paste, cliantro, chives, and pickled veggies. Considering what ...
  • Windsor's Foothill Regional Park stars on Bing - Santa Rosa Press Democrat

    24 Apr 2015 | 1:44 pm
    Santa Rosa Press DemocratWindsor's Foothill Regional Park stars on BingSanta Rosa Press DemocratFriday morning, users of the Bing search engine enjoyed having their computer screens filled by a beautiful photograph of trees at Windsor's Foothill Regional Park. The photograph Bing chose for its home page was shot by Ron Koeberer, who specializes
  • Bing Providing Detailed Answers From Third-Party Web Sites Like Google - Search Engine Land

    24 Apr 2015 | 11:02 am
    Search Engine LandBing Providing Detailed Answers From Third-Party Web Sites Like GoogleSearch Engine LandBing seems to now be providing detailed answers to your queries at the top of their search results, pulled/sourced from third-party web sites, much like how Google does with their knowledge graph answers. This step will likely anger publishers as much
  • Bing Shopping Campaigns Begin To Roll Out, Capitalize On Images - MediaPost Communications

    24 Apr 2015 | 10:53 am
    MediaPost CommunicationsBing Shopping Campaigns Begin To Roll Out, Capitalize On ImagesMediaPost CommunicationsMicrosoft has begun rolling out Shopping Campaigns in Bing Ads to a handful of brands, with plans to open the platform to others in the next few months. Shopping Campaigns lets brands track and optimize the product catalog directly in the ad platform.
  • Bing Mi! Serves China's Beloved Street Crêpes - The Portland Mercury (blog)

    23 Apr 2015 | 5:27 pm
    Bing Mi! Serves China's Beloved Street CrêpesThe Portland Mercury (blog)Considering what sublime stoner food this is, it's a wonder we haven't seen it in Portland before. So it's great that owners Tim Harris and Alisa and Neal Grandy are doubling down on this wonder wrap: Jian bing is the only menu item at Bing Mi!, their
 
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  • Watch out, Chromebooks: Microsoft's Surface 3 takes aim at the education market - Digital Trends

    25 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Watch out, Chromebooks: Microsoft's Surface 3 takes aim at the education marketDigital TrendsChromebooks continue to dominate the education market, in part because of their relatively low asking prices and because keyboards are still very useful. Knowing this, Microsoft still decided to take a chance at that market with the Surface 3, as
  • Debian 8.0 'Jessie' is out and even Microsoft is celebrating - PCWorld

    25 Apr 2015 | 4:30 am
    Debian 8.0 'Jessie' is out and even Microsoft is celebratingPCWorldThe wait is over. Debian 8.0—“Jessie”—will be released on April 25, after a nearly two-year development cycle for the next release of this long-standing Linux distribution. Microsoft is even throwing Debian a birthday party, complete with cake. Sure and more »
  • Microsoft Lumia 840 expected in the coming months - GSMArena.com

    25 Apr 2015 | 2:26 am
    GSMArena.comMicrosoft Lumia 840 expected in the coming monthsGSMArena.comMicrosoft has been hard at work in recent months populating the entry-level and lower midrange with a whole bunch of devices. March saw the unveiling of the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640XL, later followed by the modest Lumia 430 and less than a fortnight ago ...Microsoft Lumia 840 to replace Nokia Lumia 830?Phone ArenaMicrosoft Lumia 840 tipped to arrive soon as Lumia 830 discontinuedInternational Business Times UKLumia 840 Release Date: Microsoft Expected to Correct Flaws Spotted in Lumia International Business Times,…
  • The Message From Amazon And Microsoft: The Cloud Rules - Forbes

    24 Apr 2015 | 6:59 pm
    ForbesThe Message From Amazon And Microsoft: The Cloud RulesForbesIn fact, were it not for Amazon, up 14.1% to a record $445.10, and Microsoft, up 10.5% to $47.87, the major averages probably would have turned in losses for the day. The Nasdaq-100 Index was up nearly 60 points to 4,537. Amazon and Microsoft and more »
  • Microsoft: Profit DECIMATED because you people aren't buying PCs - The Register

    24 Apr 2015 | 1:28 pm
    The RegisterMicrosoft: Profit DECIMATED because you people aren't buying PCsThe RegisterMicrosoft has weathered a difficult three months: despite signs of growth in cloud computing, overall sales were dragged down by dwindling demand from consumers. Revenues of $21.73bn in Microsoft's third quarter of fiscal 2015, ended March 31, met ...Microsoft's $15B hedge against the dollar: AnalystCNBCMicrosoft Outperforms Its Low Growth ExpectationsWall Street JournalMicrosoft beats the Street as turnaround gains momentumUSA TODAYTechCrunch -The Vergeall 718 news…
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  • Software developers try on Apple watch, see more apps coming

    25 Apr 2015 | 6:52 am
    SAN FRANCISCO: Software developers who tried on an Apple Watch for the first time on Friday predicted a rush of new apps over the next few months, particularly in areas including health and messaging. Ross Cohen, chief operating officer of BeenVerified.com, which makes a caller ID app for the watch, said he only realised on Friday that the watch goes on and off automatically as you raise or lower your wrist.
  • The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, April 24

    24 Apr 2015 | 10:30 pm
    Just one day after a U.S. regulator was said to be calling for hearings on the proposed $45 billion merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable come reports that Comcast is ready to abandon the tie-up , and may make an announcement on Friday. The combined companies would control more than half of the broadband Internet access market in the U.S. -- a market where customers already grumble about their lack of choice, and pay more for less than people in virtually every other developed country.
  • Microsoft vs. Google: Who's winning

    24 Apr 2015 | 9:57 am
    Shares of Microsoft are flying 8% higher Friday to $46.88 a share, following the company reporting whopper of a first quarter. Microsoft's results topped expectations by 17%.
  • Microsoft makes improvements to IE11 for enterprises

    24 Apr 2015 | 5:52 am
    Microsoft is continuing its crusade to wean customers off earlier versions of Internet Explorer before the Support Lifecycle changes kick in in January 2016. The company has announced changes in its April update to Enterprise Mode and Enterprise Site Discovery in IE11 to provide enhanced backwards compatibility for sites designed to run in earlier versions of the browser.
  • Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Preview, Announces Device Guard

    24 Apr 2015 | 1:42 am
    A new version of the technical preview of Windows 10 launched Wednesday contains some tantalizing clues on what the upcoming version of the operating system has in store for users. The new build, labeled 10061, includes new mail and calendar apps, along with improvements to the Start button, Taskbar, and Action Center.
 
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  • How Google reinforces, then manages to overcome consensus bias

    Craig Bailey
    15 Apr 2015 | 8:19 pm
    From Aaron Wall at SEObook: Consensus bias is set to an absurdly high level to block out competition, slow innovation, and make the search ecosystem easier to police. This acts as a tax on newer and lesser-known players and a subsidy toward larger players. Eventually that subsidy would be a problem to Google if the algorithm was the only thing that matters, however if the entire result set itself can be displaced then that subsidy doesn’t really matter, as it can be retracted overnight. Whenever Google has a competing offering ready, they put it up top even if they are embarrassed by…
  • Sony SmartEyeglass

    Craig Bailey
    5 Mar 2015 | 2:53 pm
    So much gold here, as reported by VentureBeat and Re/code. Sony’s new SmartEyeglass developer edition glasses seem like an April Fools video accidentally released a few weeks early. My favourite comment is from Kenneth Li, editor in chief at Re/code: It’s like wearing a kick-me sign. … And nothing says “future” like a HOCKEY PUCK. The post Sony SmartEyeglass appeared first on Craig Bailey.
  • Taking a compliment

    Craig Bailey
    14 Jan 2015 | 5:35 pm
    An interesting social experiment where a women decided she’d agree with compliments men gave her. The results are pretty interesting – summary:  she mostly got criticised, called vain, and even abused. The issue is probably not a gender one (eg if the roles had been reversed and men had agreed when getting complimented, they’d likely have gotten similar pushback) but it does raise the question: what’s the appropriate response to give when someone compliments you. It’s something most of us have probably struggled with: since it can be uncomfortable, and…
  • Exciting New Banking Experience

    Craig Bailey
    13 Jan 2015 | 10:50 pm
    I’m pretty sure the words ‘exciting’ and ‘banking’ don’t belong together. The post Exciting New Banking Experience appeared first on Craig Bailey.
  • Google Project Zero = Zero fucks given

    Craig Bailey
    12 Jan 2015 | 10:06 pm
    Via BBC News: Google’s Project Zero seeks to find bugs in popular software and then give the manufacturers responsible 90 days to fix the problem. This bug, which affects Windows 8.1, was revealed by Google to Microsoft on 13 October 2014. On 11 January, Google publicised the flaw. Microsoft said it had requested that Google wait until it released a patch on 13 January. Read Chris Betz’ full post on Microsoft’s approach to vulnerability disclosure: Microsoft has long believed coordinated disclosure is the right approach and minimizes risk to customers. We believe those who…
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  • Latest World Economic Forum report: Bringing benefits of the digital economy to all

    Brad Smith
    22 Apr 2015 | 3:09 am
    Expanding our vibrant digital economy and empowering everyone to realize its benefits is an important goal – and one that requires collaboration between many players. That’s why we have participated in the World Economic Forum’s Digital Infrastructure and Applications 2020+ initiative for the past two years. We’ve worked together with industry partners – including network operators, equipment vendors and other application providers – to identify common goals and productive actions for industry and governments to take to ensure a healthy, growing digital ecosystem.
  • Microsoft partners up to spark success for European youth

    Sylvie Laffarge
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    We are excited to announce that we are renewing our existing partnerships with two pan-European youth organizations: JA Europe, Europe’s largest provider of entrepreneurship education programs, and Telecentre Europe, which represents public centers providing ICT training, certification and employment opportunities. In addition, we are embarking on a new partnership with CoderDojo, the global network of free, volunteer-led, community-based programming clubs for young people. This engagement is part of Microsoft YouthSpark, our global, company-wide initiative, which aims to improve education,…
  • Youth and the Digital Economy: The Time is Now

    Caroline Jenner
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:47 am
    To foster economic growth and job creation in Europe we need more entrepreneurs. To meet market demands we need to ensure Europeans hold the skills required to fill existing vacancies or start up on their own. To increase Europe’s competitiveness in the global economy we need to embrace innovation – embrace the future – and invest in the education of the next generation of workers. Today, youth unemployment rates remain high, and the gap between the skills young people learn in school and those required for jobs in all sectors continues to grow, making it glaringly apparent that more…
  • Empowering a Generation with Digital Skills

    Alexa Joyce
    23 Mar 2015 | 5:08 am
    A key conference is taking place in Brussels this week, one where the spotlight will not be on Heads of State, national ministers or EU officials – but on Europe’s youth. The Latvian Presidency’s EU Youth Conference is part of a commitment to engage directly with young people on the issues that matter most to them. And among the topics on the agenda will be the issue of digital literacy. High-level digital skills, encompassing computational thinking, programming and an understanding of how and when to apply technology are increasingly understood to be a core literacy for Europe.
  • Staying on Track for Europe’s Digital Single Market

    Stephen Collins
    18 Mar 2015 | 3:13 am
    With this coming May earmarked for the long-anticipated launch of the European Commission’s overarching Digital Single Market strategy, now is a good moment to consider why it’s vital to get the digital single market right and what’s at stake if we don’t. It’s been suggested that, with the right support, the digital sector could grow seven times faster than overall EU GDP in years to come. Achieving a fully-functioning digital single market could translate into an additional 340 billion euro in economic growth. The incentives for this new Commission to embrace digital technologies…
 
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  • Watch the new Apple Watch Ads Titled Us, Up and Rise

    Imran
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:24 am
    Apple’s advertisement for Apple Watch has taken the form of new commercials titled Us, Up and Rise. The marketing campaign has been in full swing ever since the Watch was announced, in the form of fashion show and magazine appearances, celebrity endorsements of sorts and reviews from different websites but now as the shipping has(...) Related posts: Steel Version of Pebble Time Announced – Looks Just Like Apple Watch Apple Announces ‘Spring Forward’ Event On 9th March, Will Be Streamed Live New Apple iPhone 3GS Ads titled Backpacker and Dog Lover Watch the iPad 2 Keynote on…
  • Make Safari for Mac Work Like Google Chrome With These Extensions and Tips

    Imran
    11 Apr 2015 | 9:11 am
    Safari on Mac is a speedy and efficient browser but it lacks some very useful features that Google Chrome users love. Simple features such as automatic translation, quick tab restore, website favicons and much more are simply not available as part of Safari but thanks to extensions, the experience can be enhanced, while keeping the(...) Related posts: Useful Keyboard Shortcuts and Extensions for Google Chrome Apple updates Safari to 5.0.1 with introduction of Safari Extensions Gallery 10 must have Google Chrome extensions for Bloggers Using Google Chrome’s Pin Tabs feature Google Chrome…
  • Get Notified When Someone Types You An iMessage on iOS or Mac

    Imran
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:01 am
    TypeStatus is a new tweak which lets users be notified when someone starts typing an iMessage to them, whether it is from iOS or a Mac. The tweak also works on both platforms so you can get the notification no matter which iMessage supporting Apple device you use. Related posts: Voice Notifications Cydia Tweak for iOS Lets You Set Your Own Phrases As Notifications iMessage For Mac OS X Lion Concept [VIDEO] UISettings HD Theme: How To Install [Tutorial] This Cydia Tweak Lets You Clear iOS App Badges Easily – BadgeClear Show Album Art in App Switcher on iOS with this Cydia Tweak Get…
  • Gmail for iOS Updated With Quick Actions For Notifications and Share Sheet Support

    Imran
    7 Mar 2015 | 7:47 am
    Gmail for iOS 4.0 get new features including reply or archive mail via the notification, support for iOS 8 specific features, including share sheet and 'open with'. Related posts: With Google Drive Powered Gmail Attachments, Google Wants You To Stop Downloading Files Facebook App for iOS and Android Updated with Sharing, Emoticons Support and Improved Friends Tagging Flickr App for iPhone Updated to Support iOS 4 Multitasking Facebook Messenger Gains iOS 8 Share Extension Support In Latest Update Twitter Apps for iOS and Android Get Updated Discover Tab, Improved Search and Account Management…
  • Steel Version of Pebble Time Announced – Looks Just Like Apple Watch

    Imran
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:17 am
    Pebble Time Steel has been announced, just a few days after the original Pebble Time. The steel variant gets a few additional benefits such as better build quality and 10 days of battery life. Related posts: Pebble Time Smartwatch – What It Does And Does Not Do Moto 360 Gets New Watch Faces, Custom Face Designer and More with Motorola Connect Update iPod Nano can be used as an iWatch–Just Clip it on a Watch Strap Appstore for Pebble Smartwatch Ships With SDK 2.0 Beta 6 Watch the iPad 2 Keynote on Apple’s Website or YouTube Steel Version of Pebble Time Announced – Looks…
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    Webmaster Blog

  • Being a Part of the Bing Image Search Ecosystem

    Duane Forrester
    9 Apr 2015 | 9:37 am
    Billions of images are discovered by Bing searchers every month.  Through Bing.com and our search partnerships with companies like Apple, Amazon and Yahoo, customers are performing more image searches to satisfy a growing range of needs.  We understand that our users have a huge interest in learning more about images and connecting with the source site to complete tasks. We want to build a deeper relationship with webmasters to drive engaged customers to be inspired to learn and do more. Why Bing Image Search? Images are pervasive in search; over 1 billion image searches are performed…
  • Track Certificates to Help Users Stay Safe

    Vincent Wehren
    10 Mar 2015 | 7:59 am
    Today, I am delighted to announce an exciting new feature in Bing Webmaster Tools pertaining to security. Track Certificates (Preview) — which was built in collaboration with Microsoft OSG Enterprise Security (see their post here) — allows you to track and review certificates that were requested by browsers visiting your site right from within Bing Webmaster Tools. What’s more, Track Certificate not only shows you the certificates we encountered, you can also directly report certificates to Microsoft if they look fraudulent or suspicious.  All reported certificates will be…
  • Understanding and Testing: Implicit Local Queries

    Duane Forrester
    11 Feb 2015 | 3:26 pm
    For this post, we spent some time with Wei Wang, a Senior Program Manager in the Mobile Relevance team here at Bing and asked him to explain some of the basic things they face when answering “local” queries via mobile, and to explain a bit about how Bing fills in the blanks to determine the “best” result for a local-intent query.- Duane In web search, many queries are associated with location, even when there is no location specified in the query explicitly. For example, with the query local news issued by a user in Seattle, the user expects to get results from…
  • Recommended Reading: The Role of Content Quality in Bing Ranking

    Vincent Wehren
    8 Dec 2014 | 1:00 pm
    You’ve heard us talk about quality quite a bit on this blog and we can all agree that creating quality content is the only sustainable strategy in attracting and retaining visitors. Naturally, as a search engine we always aim to connect our searchers with the best content out there, so content quality plays an important part in our algorithms.  Which brings me to the “recommended reading” part: My colleague Michael Basilyan from the Bing Content Quality Team just published an excellent post on the Role of Content Quality in Bing Ranking on the Search Quality Blog. In…
  • How Bing and Your Mobile Device Became Friends

    Vincent Wehren
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:38 pm
    As we discussed in Meet our Mobile Bots recently, Bing probes websites using device-specific crawlers to understand if they provide a good experience on different devices and platforms and to inform our mobile ranking algorithms. Today we are joined by Mir Rosenberg from the Mobile Relevance team to add some color to the subject by discussing a recent mobile ranking update that resulted from this effort. Enjoy!  — Vincent Traditionally, Bing wasn’t heavily relying on specific device and platform signals to provide web results to the user. You would get similar results on your…
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    The Microsoft MVP Award Program Blog

  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM, SharePoint & One Note Step-by-Step Integration

    MVP Award Program
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:47 am
    Editor’s note: The following post was written by Dynamics CRM MVP Donna Edwards Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015 Update 1 offers a significant number of new and exciting features. There are several enhancements related to collaboration. In this article I will share how to get started with OneNote collaboration in Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Since OneNote requires SharePoint for document management, you must first enable SharePoint integration. For those of you that have been working with CRM for several years, you might recall an article I wrote on SharePoint integration back in 2011. At that…
  • What is MVP V-Conf?

    MVP Award Program
    16 Apr 2015 | 11:25 am
      (Please visit the site to view this video) The MVP Virtual Conference (MVP V-Conf) is a new, virtual, 2-day event that showcases how the best and brightest independent technology experts are using Microsoft technologies today. Tune in and see what the community of power users are saying about the mobile-first, cloud-first world of possibility with Microsoft re-imagined.   These sessions will be presented by Americas’ Region Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs), who are exceptional community leaders who are passionate about sharing their real-world knowledge…
  • Skype for Business: Exploring the UI

    MVP Award Program
    13 Apr 2015 | 1:15 pm
    Editor’s note: The following post was written by Windows Consumer Apps MVP Alberto Escalona Skype for Business: exploring the UI This is the first part of a series of articles written about basic functions of Skype for Business’, the new enterprise communications and conference software from Microsoft that is replacing Lync as a brand. This change is due to Microsoft’s strategy for unifying all the IM software in an attractive and popular branding and reaching users of Messenger-Skype fusion, MSN-Bing Apps and Hotmail-Outlook.com. BEFORE INSTALLING SKYPE FOR BUSINESS If you…
  • Microsoft BUILD Announces #BuildTour

    MVP Award Program
    8 Apr 2015 | 9:46 am
    The 2015 Microsoft BUILD conference is sold out!  Thousands of developers will attend live in San Francisco and hundreds of thousands more will enjoy streaming keynotes and sessions online.If you missed your chance to attend, don't worry.  Microsoft BUILD is taking the deep-dive content and real-world knowledge shared at the event on the road! This week, Corporate Vice President & Chief Evangelist, Developer Experience Steve Guggenheimer announced that 23 events have been scheduled around the globe.  MVPs and technophiles alike will have a chance to join the…
  • New and Improved Features in Windows 10 - Cortana

    MVP Award Program
    6 Apr 2015 | 10:44 am
    Editor’s note: The following post was written by Windows Expert -Consumer MVP Mike Halsey. This is an excerpt from Chapter 2 of his newly released book “Windows 10 Primer” used with permission. NOTE:  This article was based on Windows 10 Technical Preview build 9926 released earlier this year. The screenshots and feature descriptions may vary from the current build and continue to change.  Windows 10 Technical Preview may be substantially modified before it's commercially released. Microsoft makes no warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information…
 
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    DHA Today

  • Defence & Clifton Association of Real Estate Agents (DEFCLAREA) – Election Results 2015

    DHA Today
    19 Apr 2015 | 1:55 am
    Defence & Clifton Association of Real Estate Agents (DEFCLAREA) represents Real Estate Agents working in Clifton & Defence (Karachi). Its goal is to provide a professional environment for members to maximize business opportunities. The DEFCLAREA is Pakistan’s Largest Real Estate Agents Association represents over 1400 Registered Members. DEFCLAREA serves its members through a wide variety of publications, […]
  • Brig Zubair Ahmed Visits Defence Authority Zamzama Club

    DHA Today
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:45 pm
    Administrator DHA Brig Zubair Ahmed Visit Defence Authority Zamzama Club to discuss about the suggested renovation / development works to be undertaken in the Club.   Secretary, DA Zamzama Club, Col (R) Abdullah Mahmood Zahid briefed the Administrator about the proposed initiatives. The Administrator gave instructions to engage a good consultant to prepare a fresh […]
  • [Jobs] Requirement of Teaching Faculty at DHA Karachi Schools & Colleges

    DHA Today
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:32 pm
    DHA Karachi requires experience dynamic Faculty (Male / Female) for it’s English medium schools (O Level & Matric Streams both) / Colleges in the subjects of English, Urdu, Maths, Physics, Biology, Computer, Fine Arts, Montessori Directress, Sindhi and PTIs. Also faculty is required who can teach Pol Science, Pak Studies, Geography and Islamic Studies in […]
  • Delegation of Emaar Giga Visited Defence Housing Authority’s Karachi Head Office

    DHA Today
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:17 pm
    Delegation of Emaar Giga visited Defence Housing Authority’s Main Office and held a meeting with Brig Zubair Ahmed Administrator DHA. They discussed matters related to Crescent Bay Project Karachi. Meeting was held in a very friendly atmosphere where measures were discussed to expedite the project.
  • Defence Authority Club Improve Various Facets of the Club Facilities

    DHA Today
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:08 pm
    Administrator DHA Brig Zubair Ahmed visited Defence Authority Club. Administrator visited various parts of the DA Club and appreciated the efforts made by the Club management to improve various facets of the Club facilities. In order to acknowledge the hard work, he announced special prize for staff of the Club.
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    Windows Lifestyle

  • Free Windows Recovery Tool to Handle Hard Drive Data Loss Problems

    AJ
    25 Apr 2015 | 5:20 am
    Now Windows data recovery is possible for free with all the advanced options enabled using Disk Drill for Windows. Previously available recovery tools comes with limited functionality where Disk Drill Check full article at WindowsLifestyle.com
  • EaseUS Todo Backup Home 8.0 – Back Everything in Few Clicks

    AJ
    1 Mar 2015 | 1:30 am
    Taking backup is just like you are insuring your valuable data for the long period of time. Meanwhile, you also ensuring better data safety from critical data loss circumstances. Manually Check full article at WindowsLifestyle.com
  • Can’t Find Files and Pictures after System Restore, How to Restore them Back?

    AJ
    23 Feb 2015 | 1:55 am
    In computer, restore means return to the previous state of the system in the event of corruption or failure. This also could be the original factory settings or a previous Check full article at WindowsLifestyle.com
  • Redbus App Makes Booking Tickets Easy

    AJ
    14 Jan 2015 | 8:06 am
    With the advent of the various travel mobile applications, travelling and booking tickets has become easier than ever before. These apps not only allow you to book your tickets to Check full article at WindowsLifestyle.com
  • Product Review – Stellar MBOX to PST Converter

    Nitin Agarwal
    10 Jan 2015 | 11:10 am
    Many of the email clients, such as Thunderbird, Spicebird, Entourage, Pocomail, Eudora, AppleMail, Mulberry, SeaMonkey, Netscape, ClawsMail, OperaMail, MozillaMail, Evolution, Sylpheed, Cone, Mutt, and Gnu Mail, support MBOX format. And, Check full article at WindowsLifestyle.com
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    The Outlookers

  • Outlook.com could be rebranded as Outlook Mail

    20 Apr 2015 | 6:01 am
    Microsoft is currently working on several changes for Outlook.com. The service could be rebranded as Outlook Mail and display new icons.Here is what Neowin reportsWe’ve recently received a couple of tips from Outlook.com users who had spotted minor changes on the site - including color tweaks and the disappearance of the ‘Office Online’ tile from the drop-down navigation menu. But we’ve now received a screenshot from one of our readers, shown above, which gives us our first clear look at some of the changes that Microsoft has been testing.There are several changes…
  • Why Outlook.com will always be better than Gmail & Y!Mail

    30 Mar 2015 | 8:29 am
    Should you be using Yahoo! Mail, Gmail or Outlook.com, there is one element that make Microsoft stand out and ultimately their work on Outlook.comPeople tend to believe that Microsoft, Google or Yahoo! are more or less similar in terms of strategy. But that could not be far from the truth. Microsoft sells software, servers, services and hardware. Google and Yahoo! both nearly entirely rely on advertising. And that makes a huge difference. At least in terms of trustworthiness.I don’t know for you but i would not trust a company that deploys multiple strategies to gain access to my…
  • Use Outlook.com on Android to sync Google Calendar & Contacts  to Windows

    24 Mar 2015 | 11:50 am
    The Android Outlook.com application provides a way for you o easily synchronize your data between your smartphone and your Windows device. Here is how to set it up.Calendars have always been a piece of headaches for me. Unlike email, the open protocoles are a bit weird. Some calendars are private, some are public, other are shared with read or read and write permissions. There is no easy ways to manage several calendars provided by differents companies. If it makes you crazy, don’t worry, you’re actually very sane!As for contacts, they can get pretty messed up as well. Some are…
  • Outlook.com : spice up your email with stationery !

    12 Mar 2015 | 2:32 pm
    By default, Outlook.com does not provide stationaries to dress up your email. Granted, we do not use them everyday. But on several occasions they can be nice to add up to your message. You might want to plan a birthday party, a wedding, an invite to a football game or maybe you are a semi professional looking to have a great email tool.How to add a stationary right in to Outlook.comFrom the composer windows choose Options and Edit in HTML. Erase the line that you see. You should only see the smiley face.Now copy and paste this code  Find a background image that you want to use and upload on…
  • Please Outlook.com, let me upload avatars for my contacts

    11 Mar 2015 | 9:38 am
    Recently Yahoo introduced some contact cards to Yahoo! Mail. It reminded how frustrated i can get when managing my contacts in Outlook.com sometimes.Last week Yahoo! announced on their blog that when linking your Facebook account to Yahoo! Mail you could instantly get contact cards with avatars and information when hovering their name in a message header.Well of course it does not work. And their address book is broken in many ways.But this reminded me of something which i really do not like in Outlook.com. Why on earth won’t they allow me to simply upload the avatars of my choice for my…
 
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    Windows 10 News and Updates

  • Windows 10 Tutorials 39 – How to Open Control Panel

    Drew Smith
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:23 pm
    Welcome to our series of tutorials on the Microsoft Windows 10 that help you understand the features of the upcoming Windows 10. This particular tutorial will help you access the powerful Control Panel and change it’s view. In Windows 10 there are multiple ways (PC settings, Control Panel, the Settings Charm and Search) in which you can change System Settings and Controls. Control Panel is a centralized area where all these aspects of Windows can be controlled. Here is how you can open the Control Panel: Open the Win+X Power Menu, click on Control Panel. (see screenshot below) Type…
  • Windows 10 Tutorials 38 – How to Change Your Desktop Background

    Nancy Wilson
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:21 pm
    Welcome to our series of tutorials on the Microsoft Windows 10 that help you understand the features of the upcoming Windows 10. This particular tutorial will show you how to change your Desktop Background. So, let’s dive right in by first exploring how you can set an image you are browsing on the Internet or your local drive as your Desktop background. In the Internet Explorer, open the full size image and then right click on the image. Now select Set as background option. Confirm and that is it. In the Firefox, follow the same steps and select Set Desktop Background. This will open up…
  • Windows 10 Tutorials 37 – How to Rename Your PC

    Barry Richards
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:20 pm
    Welcome to our series of tutorials on the Microsoft Windows 10 that help you understand the features of the upcoming Windows 10. Today, we will help you learn how you can rename your PC in Windows 10. Your PC (or actually any device) needs a name to identify itself and communicate with other PCs and devices on the same network. Most of the time you don’t have to bother with naming your PCs (they do come with default names). You can change the default names easily to any name you like in Windows 10. Tip: You should ideally keep your PC names short – around 10 characters. Keep a name…
  • A sober moment to reflect on internet censorship

    Onuora Amobi
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:08 pm
    Now I am by no means an internet activist but I had a moment a few days ago where I had to stop and take a step back. As you may or may not know, I have quite a few readers who come to this site but I also have a lot of readers who subscribe to my Windows News newsletter. With over 50,000 subscribers and a stunning 56% open rate, I am proud of the fact that I have very loyal readers and they enjoy hearing my Windows related ranting every week. Thanks again to my readers. Well a couple of days ago, I got an email from someone who shall not be named who receives my newsletter from mainland…
  • Acer Liquid M220 Windows Phone Gets A June Launch

    Fahad Ali
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:47 am
    And it will be available for $79.99 at Microsoft Store. With the looming arrival of Windows 10 for Phones, we are sure to see new handsets, as well as new vendors making their plays. One of these returning companies is Acer, and it has marked its return with a budget phone. Microsoft have confirmed that the Acer Liquid M220 will be up for purchase at this June on Microsoft Stores, as well as the company’s retail website. It launches in the US with a street price of $79.99, power by Windows Phone 8.1. With full upgrade to Windows 10 for Phones confirmed, thanks to the 1GB of RAM it offers.
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    eyeonwindows.com

  • Office Has Been Downloaded 100 Million Times On iOS, Android

    Fahad Ali
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:05 am
    Or rather, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is the one doing the talking here, explaining the details of the mobile first, cloud first strategy — that he is actively pursuing. When compared to the devices and services approach of his predecessor. He was quick to point out this number, saying that no longer does Microsoft develop […] The post Office Has Been Downloaded 100 Million Times On iOS, Android appeared first on .
  • Microsoft Earnings Reveal $21.7 Billion Total Revenue

    Fahad Ali
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:43 am
    The Redmond based technology giant has released its financial results for the FY15 Q3, that’s third quarter of the fiscal year 2015, and total revenue came in at $21.7 billion. However, profits dropped 12% compared to the same period last year. One reason for this dip in profit is the $190 million spent on the […] The post Microsoft Earnings Reveal $21.7 Billion Total Revenue appeared first on .
  • PC Sales Go Down, Windows XP Blamed Once Again

    Fahad Ali
    22 Apr 2015 | 10:37 am
    The retirement of Windows XP is, once again, the talking point as PC shipments across the globe dropped by significant margins in the first quarter of 2015. Data published by IDC reveals that sales of computer hardware in Europe, the Middle East and Africa regions (collectively known as EMEA) reached 20.2 million units in the […] The post PC Sales Go Down, Windows XP Blamed Once Again appeared first on .
  • Microsoft Unleashing 34 Windows Updates Today

    Fahad Ali
    21 Apr 2015 | 8:22 am
    And interestingly, these are not part of Patch Tuesday, or Update Tuesday, or what have you. More so, these Windows updates are flagged as optional on all systems, meaning they are not security in nature. The company, of course, released this month’s Patch Tuesday updates last week. As revealed, most of these updates are designed […] The post Microsoft Unleashing 34 Windows Updates Today appeared first on .
  • Satya Nadella Now The Highest Paid CEO In United States

    Fahad Ali
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:27 am
    Satya Nadella replaced Steve Ballmer in February 2014, and since then he has tried to push the company towards a slightly different approach, one with more openness towards rival platforms. His fresh strategy certainly brings him a sweet sum for the work he does at Redmond. According to a new study commissioned by The New […] The post Satya Nadella Now The Highest Paid CEO In United States appeared first on .
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    Thurrott.com

  • Microsoft Surface 3 Review

    Paul Thurrott
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:06 pm
    Folks, this is the Windows tablet you’ve been looking for. With Surface 3, Microsoft has hit the right combination of performance, capability and durability, with a device that provides the best of the successful Surface Pro 3 at a more affordable price. Surface 3 is a fine choice for students of all ages, mobile professionals, […] The post Microsoft Surface 3 Review appeared first on Thurrott.com.
  • Windows 10 Technical Preview 2: Configure Tablet Mode

    Paul Thurrott
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:53 am
    Among the many improvements we see in recent builds of Windows 10 Technical Preview 2 are refinements to the Tablet Mode feature, which makes the experience of moving between usage modes more seamless on tablets and 2-in-1 PCs. Here’s how you can configure Tablet Mode to work the way you prefer. I’ve written a few […] The post Windows 10 Technical Preview 2: Configure Tablet Mode appeared first on Thurrott.com.
  • Ask Paul: Replacing a Zune HD

    Paul Thurrott
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:48 am
    For the few, the proud, the Zune HD users, there is Zune HD and then there is nothing else. But what do you do when a Zune HD gives up the ghost? Is there an acceptable modern alternative? Why yes. Yes, there is. I thought you’d never ask. Larry S. asks: My beloved Zune HD […] The post Ask Paul: Replacing a Zune HD appeared first on Thurrott.com.
  • Windows Weekly 410: Music to Code By

    Paul Thurrott
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:20 am
    In the latest episode of Windows Weekly, Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley and I discuss new Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile for phone news, Office universal apps and mobile apps for iOS and Android, Xbox on consoles and Windows 10, and our coming meet-ups. Plus, we’re joined by Carl Franklin, who introduces us to Music […] The post Windows Weekly 410: Music to Code By appeared first on Thurrott.com.
  • What The Tech 256: Building Towards Windows

    Paul Thurrott
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:07 am
    In the latest episode of What the Tech, Andrew Zarian and I discuss what we can expect from Microsoft’s upcoming Build event, Andrew’s new Samsung Galaxy S6 and rumors that Nokia is getting back into the phone business. Running time: 56:52 Video Subscribe Audio:  ITUNES | RSS | STITCHER | TUNEIN Video: ITUNES (HD) | ITUNES (SD) | RSS […] The post What The Tech 256: Building Towards Windows appeared first on Thurrott.com.
 
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